Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie The Hateful Eight has been highly anticipated by film fans. During the build up to its launch a series of movie posters were released that were made using one of the free design resources from Spoon Graphics, hat tip to James White for the spot! Given that we have the exact Photoshop Brushes that were used to create the official designs available to us to download, I figured it would be fun to show how you can use them, along with some other techniques to create your own Hateful Eight inspired movie poster design.

Hateful Eight Movie Posters

The official movie posters for The Hateful Eight use the Spoon Graphics Rough & Grungy Photoshop Brushes to represent the eight characters from the film. All the designs combine a faded snowy background with portraits of the characters which correspond to the highlighted brush strokes.

Fateful Four Posters in the style of The Hateful Eight

In this tutorial I’ll take you through the process of recreating the Hateful Eight movie poster design. We’ll use a series of stock photos to mimic the characters and background, then download my free Photoshop Brushes to replicate the brush strokes that are a key part of the design. To finish the posters off, we’ll use a clever Photoshop trick to produce a heavy snow blizzard, then use some custom typography to create our own parody/tribute posters.

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  1. How easy you’ve shown there…! I think this is an inspirational post for graphic designer and movie lover :) . I love your Gaussian Blur to Snow making portion. It is excellent. Thanks Chris..

  2. Hey, this tutorial looks awesome but i never used brush.. Can you help me? Or maybe link me a video tutorial ! :)
    Sorry for my poor english, i’m french

  3. Awesome that they used your brushes … but they could have at least let you know lol …. great tutorial as always :)

  4. Thanks for this awesome article, This is my first visit on your blog and I really like it. I will try it for sure. Looking forward to read more articles on your helpful website.

  5. Hey, congrats! That is a cool poster to begin with. It looks like fun, too! Thank you very much! I plan to give it a go!


  6. Losing my mind here. Suddenly the levels adjustment to the noise layer does virtually nothing. I’ve done this before with no problem. Suddenly it simply will not work – don’t you HATE that? At first I was seeing what I wanted in the preview window, and when I hit OK it would revert – but I wasn’t viewing at 100%. At full size I see that it’s just slightly darkening the pixels. NO idea why this won’t work and it’s driving me CRAZY! A quick Google search found a few other idiots having the same issue, but nobody had any real answers for them.

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